Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 

Monuments & Markers

We are representatives for Black Monument Company.  Our staff can assist you with an appropriate memorial for your loved one, or you can go directly to:

Black Monument Company
2223 Kalamazoo Ave. SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 452-7802


Eastern Floral & Gift
(616) 949-2200 or toll-free (800) 494-2202

Ludema’s Floral
(616) 452-2961

Sunnyslope Floral
(616) 457-5531 or toll-free (800) 765-9229

Holwerda Floral and Gifts
(616) 878-9696

Wyoming Stuyvesant Floral
(616) 532-2315


Holiday Inn Express Suites South
6569 Clay Ave. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(800) 875-6000

Comfort Suites South
7644 Caterpillar Ct. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 301-2255

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South
755 54th St. SW; Grand Rapids, MI 49509
(616) 261-5500

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Wyoming
2150 Metro Lane SW; Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 724-1234

Baymont Inn and Suites / Byron Center
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW; Byron Center, MI 49315 
(616) 583-9535


Christie Carl L crop

Service Information

Carl L. Christie, Jr.

Visitation: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 6 - 8 PM at Stroo Funeral Home  
Service: Private family

Cemetery: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 
Memorials: Interim Hospice, 1971 E Beltline Ave NE Suite 216, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

OR The Wounded Warrior Project , 230 W Monroe St Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606

Carl L. Christie, Jr., age 89, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Carl was greeted with open arms in heaven by his wife, Ginger Christie, and his daughter, Deb Higbee. Carl honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He went on to work as a machinist at Blackmer Pump, retiring after more than 30 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, Carl enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and golfing. He loved his family and was especially fond of his great grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Dan (Pam) Christie, Bob Christie, and Scott Christie; his son-in-law, Tom Higbee; his grandchildren, Tom (Julie) Higbee, Scott (Becky) Higbee, Brett (Mary) Christie, Melissa (Bill) Wiseman, Kaleigh (Chris) Saucier, Ginger Christie, Amy Christie, Sarah Christie, and Ryan Christie; 17 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday, February 23, at Stroo Funeral Home (please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines). Due to current restrictions, the funeral service will be held privately on Wednesday. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice or The Wounded Warrior Project. 

1095 68TH ST SE

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